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Qin Feng is one of the key figures of China’s avant-garde art movement and leading international ink artist. Qin Feng is the founder of Museum of Contemporary Art Beijing. While over the past thirty years he has developed an expansive mode of painting that is deeply rooted in traditional Chinese calligraphy, Western art has always been an important stimulus.

“Qin Feng’s compositions and dramatic installations prove the continued relevance of traditional brush and ink as mediums, through an artistic language that remains respectful of ancient models.”

Inspired by his upbringing in Xinjiang, a multicultural intersection of the silk roads, Qin Feng has incorporated Chinese, Uighur, Arabic, and Russian language into his work. His artworks are both culturally resplendent, as well as modern marvels of contemporary art.

While he follows the traditional Chinese manner of brushing black ink onto paper in a calligraphic style, Qin’s aggressive physicality and spontaneously applied marks betray a deep understanding of Western gestural abstraction.

“Qin Feng’s experimental ink brush paintings result in emotional and explosive images that seamlessly blend ancient Chinese calligraphy with western abstract expressionism.”
— DesignBoom

“Qin Feng’s itinerate nature enabled him to experience different cultures, which changed his approach to painting from a previously classical style to a now more contemporary approach.” 

Qin Feng
Civilization Landscape
2002, Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 in.
Qin Feng
Desire Scenery
2013, Acrylic on linen, 78.7 x 59 in
Qin Feng
Desire Scenery
2016, Print edition 36/66, 38/66, unframed 26 x 40 inches
Qin Feng
Civilization Landscape made at NordArt
Qin Feng
The artist with Civilization Landscape No. 009, 2003, Ink on handmade paper, 5 panels.